• 16:05 Ig Index Handicap Chase3m 110y

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 8.40s
  • Off time: 16:06:53
16:05 Cheltenham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Parsons Legacy (IRE) 8/1
2nd The King of Angels (IRE) 12/1
3rd Joe Lively (IRE) 7/1
4th Glasker Mill (IRE) 16/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 183F8-8 Black and orange stripes, black sleeves, orange stars, orange cap Fundamentalist (IRE) 20
Course WinnerDistance Winner
10 11-12 t N A Twiston-Davies David England (3) 145 33/134.00
2 115642- Yellow, Red Diamond, Red and Yellow quartered cap Joe Lively (IRE) 184
Beaten FavouriteCourse WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
9 11-10 C L Tizzard J Tizzard 143 7/18.00
3 FF0/012- EMERALD GREEN and YELLOW (quartered), WHITE sleeves and cap Glasker Mill (IRE) 315
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 11-8 Miss H C Knight S Thomas 141 16/117.00
4 5423/54- Maroon, Yellow hoop, sleeves and cap Parsons Legacy (IRE) 290
Distance Winner
10 11-7 P J Hobbs R Johnson 140 8/19.00
5 P3/6100- Pink, White hoops, Black sleeves, White cap Harmony Brig (IRE) 265
Distance Winner
9 11-3 N G Richards B P Harding 136 16/117.00
6 73-4124 Brown and Orange (quartered), Brown sleeves, Orange cap Brooklyn Brownie (IRE) 20
Distance Winner
9 11-2 J M Jefferson P Kinsella 135 14/115.00
7 6P0PF9- Emerald green, white star, White sleeves, Emerald Green diabolo, Emerald Green cap, white star Ardaghey (IRE) 176
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
9 11-2 t N A Twiston-Davies P J Brennan 135 15/28.50
8 14P0/0P- Mauve and pink check, white sleeves, pink cap Newman Des Plages (FR) 296
7 11-0 M Todhunter R Walsh 133 28/129.00
9 6528-06 Pink, Light Blue seams and sleeves, Grey cap Openide 30
Course Winner
7 10-13 b B W Duke N D Fehily 132 20/121.00
10 323111 DARK BLUE, FLAME sleeves, striped cap He's The Gaffer (IRE) 48
Distance Winner
8 10-13 R H Buckler R Thornton 132 14/115.00
11 5/76P0-7 Cerise, Black star, Pale Blue cap Copsale Lad 160
Course WinnerDistance Winner
11 10-11 N J Henderson M Foley 130 12/113.00
12 3112/40- Royal Blue, Tartan sash and sleeves, Royal Blue cap Noir Et Vert (FR) 181
Distance Winner
7 10-11 Ferdy Murphy G Lee 129 7/18.00
13 1521P2- Yellow, White disc, Red sleeves and cap Dr Hart (IRE) 175
Distance Winner
8 10-10 p B G Powell Timmy Murphy 129 25/126.00
14 11F133- Black and Beige (halved), chevrons on sleeves, Beige cap Frankie Figg (IRE) 181
Distance Winner
6 10-9 J Howard Johnson D F O'Regan 128 8/19.00
15 227330- Purple, Emerald Green and White hooped sleeves, Emerald Green cap Burntoakboy 174
Course Winner
10 10-9 t1 Dr R D P Newland S P Jones (3) 128 14/115.00
16 4PP-623 LIGHT BLUE and ORANGE diamonds, LIGHT BLUE sleeves, LIGHT BLUE cap, ORANGE star The King of Angels (IRE) 6
6 10-8 v Jonjo O'Neill A P McCoy 126 12/113.00
17 U311U1- DARK BLUE, large PINK spots, PINK cap Nirvana Swing (FR) 177
7 10-8 Mrs S J Smith H Oliver 127 16/117.00


Joe Lively may well have a tough time of things this year as he steps out of Novice company with an initial mark of 143, and so we will take a chance on HARMONY BRIG ahead of Ardaghey, Glasker Mill, He's The Gaffer and half the field. This really does look an open race, and it would be no surprise to see an improved performance from last-year's winner Ardaghey who may be best fresh and is now rated one pound less than when winning; I smell a rat. However Harmony Brig wasn't beaten too far in last year's renewal and he is given the nod here. He has been dropped in the weights since two average runs in January but they were in hot races and he never got competitive. Brian Harding knows him well and a big run looks on the cards. He's The Gaffer has been mopping up weak races in both disciplines but this looks harder, so a bigger danger may be Noir Et Vert. He wasn't seen out last season until the Festival so it appears that Ferdy Murphy has a plan up his sleeve; I smell another rat. Brooklyn Brownie is consistent, along with Frankie Figg and The King Of Angels. Nirvana Swing has a lovely racing weight and is an interesting contender following a decent Northern campaign last season. The most interesting jockey booking is Ruby Walsh for the ex-French Newman Des Plages who makes his British chasing debut for Martin Todhunter. Glasker Mill is capable and along with Parsons Legacy warrants respect, however we will stick with Harmony Brig at a tasty price.